Shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 an elderly couple were the victims of a carjacking near the city of Isleton.
According to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, a man approached the victims near the Sacramento Delta and took the couple’s 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe at gun-point. No one was during the carjacking incident but the couple was left stranded on the delta.
A short time later Suisun Police Department received a report of an attempted armed robbery at a business on Marina Blvd. During that incident the suspect pointed a shotgun at the victim and pulled the trigger three separate times but the shotgun failed to fire. The vehicle and suspect description matched the description given in the Isleton incident.
The victim of the attempted armed robbery in Suisun was able to obtain the license plate of the suspect vehicle as it fled. The suspect vehicle was found to be the same vehicle taken at gun-point from the victims in Isleton.
After the Suisun City incident, the local police issued a county wide “be on the lookout” (BOLO) to all law enforcement agencies in Solano County. The BOLO included the suspect vehicle description and a description of the male suspect.
At just after 10 p.m. Solano County Sheriff’s Deputy Jaime Garcia observed a white 2003 Tahoe traveling on eastbound 80 near the Lagoon Valley off ramp and determined it was the suspect vehicle from the Suisun incident. Deputy Garcia followed the vehicle while requesting additional deputies to respond to the area as cover.
Additional deputies arrived and Deputy Garcia initiated a high risk traffic stop as the suspect reached the intersection of Bella Vista and Davis Street, in the City of Vacaville. With the assistance of officers from Vacaville Police Department the suspect, Brian Lemke, a 34-year-old Isleton resident, was then taken into custody without incident. Inside the Chevrolet Tahoe deputies recovered two firearms, a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a Marlin .357 Magnum lever action rifle. Both firearms were seized and later turned over to Suisun Police Department as part of their investigation.
Lemke was booked into the Solano County Jail on the following list of felony charges: attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, criminal threats, carjacking, possession of stolen property, and an enhancement for the use of a firearm. Lemke was also booked on a misdemeanor charge of brandishing a firearm.
Solano County Sheriff’s Deputies later drove to the Isleton area and picked up the elderly victims of the carjacking and drove them back to Vacaville so they could get their vehicle.
Lemke is currently being held in the Solano County jail with a no bail status. Lemke’s first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fairfield Courthouse.